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    Hi!

    First off, I've been searching for the answer all afternoon, but with no luck.

    Here's the thing. My GF borrowed my friends old Desire, because her Legend broke.

    When we tried to boot it up, it was stuck at the white HTC screen. So i entered Hboot and tried to use recovery with no luck. Recovery was also stuck at white screen.

    My friend had removed his SD card before we borrowed the phone. Could that be the problem? Both me and my friend are pretty new to rooting/flashing. All the info he could give me, was that he was running some Modaco rom, and had used Unrevoked to root the phone.

    I tried to download a Modaco rom and rename it PB99IMG.ZIP and putting it at the root of our own SD card. No luck.

    Then i tried to put the update.zip (CWM file) with the hope that I could then load recovery. Also no luck.

    Also tried to plug in USB cable, so that I could maybe wipe phone and install a new RUU. USB was recognized in Hboot (HBOOT USB PLUG status), but no access gained on the computer. I have manually installed drivers.

    My friend lives a bit far away. So is there a way I can solve this without his SD card?

    Thanks in advance!

    - Rasmus, Denmark
     

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    your friend probably put a rom on the device that needed a ext partition and now the card has gone it wont boot
    does it even boot to recovery from bootloader?

    what does all the info say at the hboot screen. please post all
     
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    That sounds very likely! No boot to recovery either :(

    Screen says:
    BRAVO PVT1 SHIP S-ON
    HBOOT-0.93.0001
    MICROP-031d
    TOUCH PANEL-SYNT0101
    RADIO-5.10.05.23
    Aug 10 2010, 17:52.18

    Thanks :)
     
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    try a different sdcard, than the one you currently have
    sometimes recovery wont boot if the sdcard is faulty
    if thats still doesnt work then you may need to RUU this device to get it to a functional state then re root it
     
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    Okay, tried to run a RUU :eek:

    Created a gold card, downloaded latest recommended RUU, and then ran it while connected with fastboot usb.

    At first i had problems when the RUU rebooted the bootloader. The phone shut down and disconnected instead of rebooting. Tried a few times, and finally got the installation to move on by keeping the phone "alive" through pressing vol buttons -although with a black screen.

    But by 29%, while updating radio, the installation froze. After some time i unplugged USB and let the installation fail. So now I'm stuck with the four triangles with exclamation marks. I can run the RUU again and again, but it keeps freezing at various stages of installation.

    What to do? It's not bricked, so there must be hope? [​IMG]

    Can I take a different approach? Through ADB perhaps?

    Thanks again! [​IMG]
     
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    try running the gingerbread htc 2.3.3 RUU
    i dont know why it keeps freezing but unplugging it during radio could of ended up in a radio brick which is pretty much toast

    try a different usb port like the rear ones as front bus is generally under powered.
    make sure hboot drivers are installed
     
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    Okay, I'll try some other RUU's.
    I'm on my MBP, so i only have 2 usb ports.
    I've installed HTC Sync driver (It says "My HTC" under "Android 1.0" in device manager), should i use "Android Bootloader Interface" driver?
     
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    not "some" ruu's the 2.3.3 htc official RUU
    http://htcdev.com/devcenter/downloads
    ^ top link

    if it says my htc or android bootloader it should be ok
     
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    Thanks a lot! Will report back when I've tried it :)
     
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    The Gingerbread gave me fault 132 (signature error).

    So then I tried to run the installation in XP mode in a virtual machine - also no luck.

    Should I give up?
     
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    try again without the goldcard, you dont need a goldcard for this rom

    just run it in win7 as administrator you dont need to have it in xpmode
     
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    Still freezes :(

    Thanks for all your help and time, but I think I'm out of luck :(
     
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